Godspeed You Black Emperor! ‎– Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

Constellation ‎– cst012
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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Storm (21:59)
A.1 Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas To Heaven...
Horns – Alfons (2), Brian*
A.2 Gathering Storm / Il Pleut À Mourir [+Clatters Like Worry] 6:03
A.3 "Welcome To Barco AM/PM..." [L.A.X.; 5/14/00]
A.4 Cancer Towers On Holy Road Hi-Way
Static (21:07)
B.1 Terrible Canyons Of Static 3:30
B.2 Atomic Clock.
B.3 Chart #3
B.4 World Police And Friendly Fire
B.5 [...+The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now]
Sleep (21:12)
C.1 Murray Ostril: "...They Don't Sleep Anymore On The Beach..."
C.2 Monheim
C.3 Broken Windows, Locks Of Love Pt. III. / 3rd Part
Horns – Alfons (2), Brian*
Antennas To Heaven...
D.1 Moya Sings "Baby-O"...
D.2 Edgyswingsetacid
D.3 [Glockenspiel Duet Recorded On A Campsite In Rhinebeck, N.Y.]
D.4 "Attention...Mon Ami...Fa-Lala-Lala-La-La..." [55-St.Laurent]
D.5 She Dreamt She Was A Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone In An Empty Field
D.6 Deathkamp Drone
D.7 [Antennas To Heaven...]

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Recorded at Chemical Sound during 9 days in February 2000. (other scraps of tape were magnetized all over the last 4 years at the mighty hôtel2tango.)

Inner sleeve drawings and inspiration for front cover from 'notes to a friend; silently listening' no. 2.

Comes in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with barcode and "Made in Canada" on sticker.
Some copies include the Constellation Records catalog sheet from Autumn 2000.

On inner sleeve:
Thank you: hugsum, wherehouse, reitschule, l'x... (minutemen, weather underground, symptomhall...)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 666561001216
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): CST-012-A JG 4145.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): CST-012-B JG 4145.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): CST-012-C JG 4145.3(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): CST-012-D JG 4145.4(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A to D, stamped): GOLDEN


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July 29, 2018

Re-review 2 years later: Listening to this album in several setup variations, I can say for sure the mastering sounds just right. Not a shower, but the details are still there. If anything, it's just as "muddy" as the digital version. Crackles is still sorta present in my copy, haven't wet-cleaned my copy yet to see if they vanish.


April 5, 2018
edited 8 months ago
Given that there is only one LP release for this album, it's obvious that there are multiple pressings floating around. I've noticed that sufficient work has gone into clarifying the differences between pressings for F#A# Infinity, but I have not seen the same work done for LYSFLATH. I've gone through countless internet searches and have yet to turn up anything. Does anyone have a lead?


December 24, 2017

Just listening to this on my ATLP120/AT95E/Pro-ject MaiA/Sony MDR 7506-combo, and holy dang this record sounds great!


August 29, 2017
For those curious about the vinyl vs. CD differences, this forum post gives a pretty good rundown: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.256835-Small-Waves-reviews-Godspeed-You-Black-Emperor-F-A-infinity-Vinyl-vs-CD


August 28, 2016

I think all the differences in peoples copies are due to this being repressed multiple times. I have a copy I bought new in 2000 (probably a first press) and it still sounds amazing after several plays and 16 years. Always has been better and warmer than the cd. Likely with each repress the quality is going down. I only say that because this lp is still and always has been avalible. Constilation will not let top sellers go out of print. Probably a ton of different newer/older pressings floating around.


July 9, 2016
My record sounds amazing. There is a few pops here and there but overall it sounds great!


February 29, 2016
My copy is fantastic, and with the great price buying directly from Constellation... its an incredibly valuable buy. Well worth it.


February 28, 2016

My copy has nearly zero surface noise, but all four sides are slightly off-centered. Doesn't really affect the sound but gets on my nerves regardless.


November 8, 2015
I'm not sure why people are complaining about the sound, mines sounds better than the mp3 without a doubt, very little surface noise and certainly not muddy.


August 15, 2015
For sound quality you're better off with the digital release. Very narrow, muddy and lacking drive. Get it cheap directly from Constellation, better yet get the CD.